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1. Whispering Footsteps (1943)

54 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A bank clerk in a small town returns home from a vacation in Indianapolis, and hears a story on the radio about a girl found murdered there. The description of the killer fits him exactly, ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: John Hubbard, Rita Quigley, Joan Blair, Charles Halton

Votes: 107

2. Port of 40 Thieves (1944)

Passed | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Muriel is the scheming widow of the fabulously-wealthy Hartford Chaney III. Muriel's husband has disappeared under mysterious circumstances, freeing her to marry her playboy paramour ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Stephanie Bachelor, Tom Keene, Lynne Roberts, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 31

3. End of the Road (1944)

Approved | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A crime writer believes that a man imprisoned for committing the notorious "Flower Shop Murder" is innocent of the crime. He believes he knows who the actual culprit is, and sets out to ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: Edward Norris, John Abbott, June Storey, Jonathan Hale

Votes: 35

4. The Great Flamarion (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

Part of an entertainment act, a beautiful but unscrupulous female performer manipulates all the men in her life in order to achieve her aims.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea, Steve Barclay

Votes: 899

5. Jealousy (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The wife of an alcoholic writer must take a job as a taxi driver to make ends meet. A young man she picks up as a fare befriends her, but when her husband is found murdered, the police suspect she and her new "friend" committed the murder.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: John Loder, Jane Randolph, Karen Morley, Nils Asther

Votes: 136

6. Woman Who Came Back (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Horror, Mystery

After a bus accident, a woman comes to believe that she's actually a 300-year-old witch.

Director: Walter Colmes | Stars: John Loder, Nancy Kelly, Otto Kruger, Ruth Ford

Votes: 258

7. The Madonna's Secret (1946)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The sister of a murdered model poses for the same artist to try to catch her killer.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Francis Lederer, Gail Patrick, Ann Rutherford, Edward Ashley

Votes: 131

8. Strange Impersonation (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A research scientist conducting experiments on a new anesthetic finds herself being blackmailed by a woman she accidentally knocked down with her car; the woman wasn't hurt, but a scheming ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Brenda Marshall, William Gargan, Hillary Brooke, George Chandler

Votes: 580

9. The Catman of Paris (1946)

Not Rated | 65 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Are mysterious killings in Paris of 1896 the work of man or monster?

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Carl Esmond, Lenore Aubert, Adele Mara, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 186

10. The Glass Alibi (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Joe Eykner (Douglas Fowley), an opportunistic newspaper reporter, persuades wealthy, Santa Monica widow Linda Vale (Maris Wrixon), to marry him. He and his girlfriend, Belle Martin (Anne ... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Paul Kelly, Douglas Fowley, Anne Gwynne, Maris Wrixon

Votes: 65

11. The French Key (1946)

Approved | 64 min | Mystery, Thriller

Private detective Johnny Fletcher and his sidekick Sam Cragg skip out on their rented room, but when they sneak back to retrieve their luggage, they discover a dead body on the bed, holding... See full summary »

Director: Walter Colmes | Stars: Albert Dekker, Mike Mazurki, Evelyn Ankers, John Eldredge

Votes: 20

12. Specter of the Rose (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music

Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hecht | Stars: Judith Anderson, Michael Chekhov, Ivan Kirov, Viola Essen

Votes: 176

13. The Inner Circle (1946)

Approved | 57 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

A private detective finds himself with a perfect new secretary. But after a notorious gossip columnist turns up murdered, she may prove too good to be true.

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Adele Mara, Warren Douglas, William Frawley, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 292

14. The Last Crooked Mile (1946)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The notorious Jarvis gang robs a bank, one member is killed in the subsequent shootout, they ditch the getaway car, but are recognized at a roadblock as they take it on the lam and are ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Ann Savage, Adele Mara, Tom Powers

Votes: 53

15. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946)

Approved | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Janet Spencer (Linda Stirling) has a blow-out and walks into the Armstrong Chemical Company to ask John Armstrong (Tristram Coffin for help, thus arousing the jealousy of Armstrong's wife, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: William Henry, Linda Stirling, Virginia Christine, Thomas E. Jackson

Votes: 42

16. Web of Danger (1947)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Ernie Reardon, the superintendent, and Bill O'Hara, the foreman, of a construction company crew working on a bridge to a remote valley, are constantly quarreling over small and minor matter... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Adele Mara, Bill Kennedy, Damian O'Flynn, Richard Loo

Votes: 16

17. Blackmail (1947)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir

A private detective is approached by a wealthy entertainment executive to stop a blackmail scheme against him. Although he hasn't decided to take the job, the blackmailers believe that he ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Marshall, Adele Mara, Ricardo Cortez, Grant Withers

Votes: 131

18. The Pretender (1947)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker, steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress, Claire Worthington (Catherine Craig), to safeguard his position. He arranges for her ... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Albert Dekker, Catherine Craig, Charles Drake, Alan Carney

Votes: 270

19. Exposed (1947)

Approved | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Colonel Bentry hires private-eye Belinda Prentice to investigate his stepson and heir Bill Forestman. Bill has withdrawn large sums of money from his account, according to the Colonel, ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: Adele Mara, Mark Roberts, Lorna Gray, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 47

20. The Flame (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A woman falls for the victim of an intended blackmail plot.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: John Carroll, Vera Ralston, Robert Paige, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 55

21. Angel in Exile (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Western

An ex-convict on his way to make his fortune in a gold mine in Arizona has his trip interrupted when the residents of a small Mexican village believe him to be a sacred religious figure.

Directors: Allan Dwan, Philip Ford | Stars: John Carroll, Adele Mara, Thomas Gomez, Barton MacLane

Votes: 76

22. Out of the Storm (1948)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young man with financial problems works in the payroll office of a factory. One payday the payroll office is held up by an armed gang, but they miss a sizable amount of money, and only ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Lois Collier, Marc Lawrence, Richard Travis

Votes: 13

23. Moonrise (1948)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 1,831

24. Macbeth (1948)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 5,853

25. Hideout (1949)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Hannah Kelly and Edie Hanson vie for the attentions of the naive attorney George Browning. Browning wises up in a hurry when he takes on a gang of jewel thieves. This gang is headed by ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Lorna Gray, Ray Collins, Sheila Ryan

Votes: 81

26. The Red Menace (1949)

81 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A disillusioned, bitter ex-GI gets involved with the Communist party, and winds up falling in love with one of his "instructors." At first true believers, they realize their mistake when ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Robert Rockwell, Hannelore Axman, Betty Lou Gerson, Barbra Fuller

Votes: 142

27. Post Office Investigator (1949)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A young postman becomes involved in the theft of rare stamps featuring inverted images of the Statue of Liberty. Along the way he encounters attractive criminal Clara Kelso, double-crossing gang members, and Post Office Inspectors.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Audrey Long, Warren Douglas, Jeff Donnell, Marcel Journet

Votes: 23

28. The Blonde Bandit (1950)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Dorothy Patrick, Gerald Mohr, Robert Rockwell, Charles Cane

Votes: 27

29. Unmasked (1950)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Roger Lewis, publisher of a vicious scandal sheet, is in the habit of tricking wealthy, gullible women into investing in his ventures. His latest conquest is a shapely ex-showgirl, Doris ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: Robert Rockwell, Barbra Fuller, Raymond Burr, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 22

30. House by the River (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 2,616

31. Lonely Heart Bandits (1950)

60 min | Drama

Two con artists join forces and pose as brother and sister. He then meets rich widows through the "personals" sections of newspapers, marries them, and both kill the widows for their money.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Dorothy Patrick, John Eldredge, Barbra Fuller, Robert Rockwell

Votes: 27

32. Surrender (1950)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Western

Violet Barton, a femme-fatale goal-setter, fascinates men and readily returns their affection to obtain the wealth she desires, even to the point of bigamy. She has an affair with gambler ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Vera Ralston, John Carroll, Walter Brennan, Francis Lederer

Votes: 71

33. Missing Women (1951)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After newlywed Claudia Rankin's husband is murdered, she sets out to avenge his killing by posing as a criminal and successfully infiltrating the gang of car thieves responsible for his death. However, this puts her own life in peril.

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Penny Edwards, James Millican, John Gallaudet, John Alvin

Votes: 69

34. Insurance Investigator (1951)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a businessman who has had a double indemnity policy taken out on him dies mysteriously, his insurance company sends an undercover investigator to town to determine exactly what happened.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Richard Denning, Audrey Long, John Eldredge, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 45

35. Million Dollar Pursuit (1951)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Monte Norris (Norman Budd), a small-time crook with a neurotic drive to rise to the heights of the law-breaking underworld, is flat broke and in disrepute with gangdom's big mobs. He finds ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Penny Edwards, Grant Withers, Norman Budd, Michael St. Angel

Votes: 31

36. Hoodlum Empire (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After WW2, ex-mobster war hero Joe Gray goes straight, to the dismay of his New York mob boss uncle who's afraid that his nephew will testify against his outfit before a Grand Jury.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor, Forrest Tucker, Vera Ralston

Votes: 176

37. Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Western

Laying on the Missouri-Arkansas border, the neutral Border City, its female mayor and city council, take no side in the ongoing Civil War and they're prepared to hang any troublemaker, Yankee or Confederate, who stirs the townsfolk up.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Lund, Brian Donlevy, Audrey Totter, Joan Leslie

Votes: 248

38. City That Never Sleeps (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Johnny Kelly, who plans on resigning from the police force and leaving his wife the next day, has a very eventful last night on duty.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,051

39. Hell's Half Acre (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An American woman goes to Hawaii to search for her husband, MIA since the war, but he's a fugitive from the law and involved in a private feud against his former crime syndicate partners.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Wendell Corey, Evelyn Keyes, Elsa Lanchester, Marie Windsor

Votes: 326

40. Make Haste to Live (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

After serving 18 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, a mobster is paroled and returns to a New Mexico town to exact his revenge on the woman responsible for his conviction.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Stephen McNally, Mary Murphy, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 139

41. The Shanghai Story (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In post-WW2 Shanghai, expatriate Westerners are detained in the Waldorf Hotel until the Communists can identify a suspected spy among them but some prisoners try to outwit the interrogators and the armed guards and flee.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Ruth Roman, Edmond O'Brien, Richard Jaeckel, Barry Kelley

Votes: 96

42. Hell's Outpost (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A Korean war veteran attempts to help a small town mine owner develop his tungsten mine in spite of efforts by the town boss to stop him.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Rod Cameron, Joan Leslie, Chill Wills, John Russell

Votes: 68

43. I Cover the Underworld (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A priest is about to see his twin brother, whom he hasn't seen in a long time--because his brother, a gang leader, has been serving a stretch in prison.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Sean McClory, Joanne Jordan, Ray Middleton, Jaclynne Greene

Votes: 16

44. City of Shadows (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Dan Mason, a twelve-year-old newsboy, is an expert at figuring all the angles; so, when Kink, veteran bartender at Billy's Steak House, catches him winning a big jackpot in the battered old... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Victor McLaglen, John Baer, Kathleen Crowley, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 36

45. Double Jeopardy (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Lawyer Marc Hill helps clear the name of his girlfriend's father who is accused of murdering a man that was blackmailing him.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Rod Cameron, Gale Robbins, Allison Hayes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 70

46. No Man's Woman (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

The police investigates five possible suspects in the murder of a greedy and scheming woman who wronged them.

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Marie Windsor, John Archer, Patric Knowles, Nancy Gates

Votes: 222

47. When Gangland Strikes (1956)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Faced with blackmail, a town's prosecutor intentionally throws the case of a big-time mobster.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Raymond Greenleaf, Marjie Millar, John Hudson, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 37

48. Terror at Midnight (1956)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

Neal Rickards (Scott Brady, a young police detective is investigating a big interstate hot-car racket. His fiancée, Susan Lang (Joan Vohs) becomes a victim of circumstances involving the ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Scott Brady, Joan Vohs, Frank Faylen, John Dehner

Votes: 28

49. Lisbon (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama